Monday, December 24, 2007

Bowl-O-Rama: The Sugar Bowl

This bowl game should be very entertaining, but I would like to see Stafford and Brennan engage in some type of keg tossing challenge.

Teams: Hawaii & Georgia
Location: Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Miles Traveled By Each Team: Hawaii(4,204), Georgia(541)
Related Cereal: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Cereal(Tell me that Brennan and Stafford couldn’t pull this off).

Breakdown: Hawaii heads into this game with the #113 ranked rushing offense(79yds/gm, 16TD's), and the #2 ranked passing offense(450yds/gm, 50TD's). Overall, their offense is ranked #3 in the nation. On defense, the Warriors’ defense is ranked #39 against the run(131yds/gm, 17TD's), and #43 against the pass(217yds/gm, 15TD's). Their total defense is ranked #33, and surrenders an average of 348yds/gm and has allowed 36 total touchdowns.

Their opponent, Georgia, comes into the game with the #36 ranked rush attack(178yds/gm, 29TD's), and the #84 ranked passing offense(200yds/gm, 19TD's). Their total offense is ranked #69. The Bulldogs’ defense is ranked #4 against the rush(79yds/gm, 12TD's), and #7 against the pass(179yds/gm, 8TD's). Their total defense is ranked #19, and allows an average of 324yds/gm and has given up 28 total touchdowns.

Signature Wins: Hawaii-Boise State. Georgia-Florida.

Common Opponents: None.

Prediction: Hawaii heads to the mainland for its first ever BCS bowl appearance. They bring with them one of the most explosive offenses run by Heisman trophy finalist Colt Brennan. Georgia comes in after closing out their season with six straight wins, and they have a defense that’s pretty good against both the pass and the run. They’ll be tested early and often by the Warriors potent passing attack, but I think they’ll stand up to the test. Hawaii doesn’t play their strongest ball away from home, and I can see Georgia limiting them to their lowest point total of the season on their way to beating the Warriors, 27-24.

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